Deciding how much to feed your dog, how often to feed, and what to feed your dog are some of the most important decisions you can make when it comes to your dog’s long, healthy life. While there’s no perfect answer that will work with every dog, here are some tips to get you started.

  • How Much Should I Feed My Dog?

How much to feed your dog depends on his individual needs. If you have an adult dog that maintains normal activity levels and doesn’t need special nutrition, this Purina Dog Chow guide below can help you determine how much food to feed your dog.


adult dog feeding chart

  • Complete and Balanced for Adult Dogs

Note that this is a guideline to get you started. Some dogs may have allergies or need special formulas. Individual needs vary from dog to dog, so it’s best to check with your veterinarian if you are unsure of your dog’s dietary needs.

  • How Often Should I Feed My Dog?

For most dogs, feeding twice each day, once in the morning and once in the evening—preferably at the same time, is ideal.

  • What Should I Feed My Dog?

Deciding what to feed your dog depends on several factors. It’s important to find a food that is not only 100% complete and balanced, but also has a taste your dog loves. Other factors such as your dog’s age, size, and if he has special needs should all be considered when you decide what to feed your dog.

Purina Dog Chow has a family of formulas that are 100% complete and balanced and can meet the needs of your pup. For help in selecting the right food to feed your dog, go to here to find out more. You can also talk with your veterinarian to help you select the right food for your dog.